Asia Express - Computing
UMC Expands Production Capacity in Taiwan, Singapore
July 16, 2010
Taiwanese semiconductor foundry UMC announced on July 15, 2010 that the company is going to obtain 12-inch CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) manufacturing equipment from TI (Texas Instruments), according to Economic Daily News of Taiwan. The order is estimated to cost UMC approximately NT$1.29 billion (US$40.1 million; US$1= NT$32.1). The newly-purchased equipment is said to be used for expanding UMC's annual production capacity in Taiwan.

UMC also plans to further expand the capacity of its UMCi plant in Singapore. UMC is expected to start the second-phase expansion project at Fab 12i, aiming to increase its production capacity to 100,000 wafers per month. It is reported that UMC is going to invest more than US$3.6 billion in this expansion project, and related details are expected to be finalized by the end of 2010.